As one of three event chairs, Dr. Sethi opened with a review of the principles of shoulder and elbow anatomy to help the attendees further their skills and mastery of surgical approaches and procedures of the shoulder and elbow. Dr. Sethi also gave a presentation called, 10 Technical Tips: Arthroscopic Bankart/Posterior Repair.
Dr. Kowalsky’s presented the following day on How to Take an Elbow Apart and Put it Back Together! Posterior Family of Approaches – Sparing, Trap, Osteotomy.
Orthopedic surgeon David Wei, MD is a fellowship-trained specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries. His expertise includes diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as arthritis, upper extremity fractures, sports injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, and nerve compression syndromes like carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome. He is surgically skilled in microsurgical nerve reconstruction and arthroscopic treatment of wrist and elbow disorders. He has successfully treated many patients with Dupuytren’s contracture using Xiaflex, a non-operative injectable enzyme to treat a condition that causes the fingers to curl inward to the palm of the hand.
Dr. Wei earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his internship and residency at the Columbia University Medical Center. He received Fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Tufts University Medical Center, New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA.
Hear Dr. Wei speak on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm The Funny Bone: Understanding and treating common chronic elbow conditions
The “funny bone,” or elbow, can suffer a variety conditions from overuse injuries such as “tennis elbow” and “golfer’s elbow” to ligament injuries in throwing athletes to disabling elbow arthritis. The elbow may also be the site of pinched nerve or chronic nerve entrapment disorders. That can cause numbness and tingling in the hand. Dr. Wei will discuss why these problems occur, what you can do to avoid them, and the most effective treatments.
Location: Noble Conference Center, Greenwich Hospital. Call to register: (203) 863-4277 or (888) 305-9253 or visit greenwichhospital.org